Trott’s double hundred yesterday raised his average to a stellar 66.77 and was yet another example of his penchant for starting a series well.
The Warwickshire batsman has played in seven Test series now. At the time, one would have thought it difficult to top his Test bow when he made 41 and 119 at The Oval – obviously his first (and only) Test of that series.
Next up was the tour of his birthplace, South Africa. Although Trott had a poor series, he did make a crucial and typically stubborn 69 in the 1st Test at Centurion, which helped save the match for England.
In the first Test of the last English summer, Trott plundered 226 off Bangladesh at Lord’s mirroring his 203 yesterday. And who can forget his 135 not out at Brisbane as England famously recovered from a large first innings deficit to post 517/1 in their second innings.
Despite rumours to the contrary, Trott is human and the 1st Test of last year’s trip to Bangladesh saw Trott make a measly 39 and 14. Similarly, the initial Test of the home series with Pakistan saw him make only 38 and 26.
Nevertheless, it is clear that Trott is someone who normally hits the ground running, unlike say Kevin Pietersen who cut such a sad and disconsolate figure as he trudged off after his dismissal yesterday.
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